"Intrepid" is a Kadey Krogen trawler style motor vessel built in 1987 at the Chung Hwa Boat Yards in Taiwan - hull 138 of 206. She is 42 feet in length with a beam of 14.5 feet and weighs 40,000 pounds fully loaded. Carrying 750 gallons of fuel and 240 gallons of water, she is capable of extended cruising. A previous owner cruised her from Annapolis to the Caribbean and Venezuela then through the Panama Canal, the Sea of Cortez and up the Pacific Coast to Alaska over a period of three years (She was then named "Carpe Diem"). We know of no Krogen that has traveled farther on her own bottom than "Intrepid". We purchased her in 1999 and live aboard her four months of the year as we cruise the intricate waters of the British Columbia and Southeast Alaska coasts. She is berthed in Anacortes, WA.

You can follow Intrepid's path at

Check out the story about our grounding in Passagemaker's online magazine at

Take a look at Rolynn's author website at

If you like technical stuff here is the article I wrote about building a watermaker that appeaared in Passagemaker's online magazine:

Monday, July 12, 2010

Anacortes and Delta Marine

We arrived in Anacortes on June 14 and have been BUSY ever since. We've cleaned out the heat exchanger on the generator and installed a new GPS (The device that tells us where we are in the planet.) After multiple visits to Costco we departed to on June 27 for Delta Marine in Tsehum, BC for scheduled work. We had commissioned a new swim step which was ready to install.

"Intrepid" Comes out of the Water
We also installed an additional zinc anode on the transom and replaced the others. (Zincs protect the boat's important underwater metal parts from electrically dissolving over time.) In addition, we had some work done on the electronic interface between the GPS and the autopilot. After a day and a night "on the hard" we were off for three days in Friday Harbor to visit with friends.

And there were other reasons for coming back to the US. We buy all our wine and gin in the US because we can get what we want. But, we have to pay duty on it in Canada and once in Canada we can only bring two bottles back to the US without paying duty again. And another "but". We had to come back to the US in order to get the Canadian taxes we paid on the boat work rebated back - about $700. So our friend, Judy Moore, took our booze to Friday Harbor where we loaded it all back on the boat after returning from Tsehum. When we crossed back to Canada we declared our alcohol and paid the duty ($500). So, in the end, it was a net loss to Canada of $200. Besides, about once every three years the Canadian customs decides not to assess the duty (too busy, computer down, etc) and we're off free!!

Off with the Old
While all of that was going on we also had a marine surveyor crawling all over the boat. These are guys who assess the safety and value of the boat. A new survey is required by the insurance companies every five years. We are changing insurance companies this year, anyway, so either way a new survey is required.

On with the New

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